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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What reason does Mrs. Cheveley give Sir Robert for not giving him time to consider her offer?
(a) The House of Commons won't wait for his speech.
(b) She is impatient for his answer.
(c) She has to telegraph Vienna that night.
(d) She is leaving the country.

2. Who does Mrs. Cheveley tell Sir Robert advised her to invest in the Argentine Canal Company?
(a) Baron Arnheim.
(b) Goring.
(c) Her father.
(d) Lady Chiltern.

3. What does Sir Robert say he had the double misfortune of being born?
(a) Rich and stupid.
(b) Ugly and poor.
(c) Well born and poor.
(d) Into a royal family.

4. What does Lady Chiltern tell Goring he'd find interesting about her meeting in Act 1, Part 2?
(a) The refreshments.
(b) Everything.
(c) The women.
(d) Nothing.

5. For what reason does Mrs. Cheveley say she returned to London in Act 1, Part 1?
(a) To meet Sir Robert.
(b) To visit relatives.
(c) To see Lady Chiltern.
(d) To find a husband.

6. What does Sir Robert offer Mrs. Cheveley in Act 1, Part 2?
(a) Any sum of money she wants.
(b) A brooch.
(c) A good word to Goring.
(d) A high position in London society.

7. According to Mrs. Marchmont, who throws tedious parties?
(a) Lord Caversham.
(b) Sir Robert.
(c) Mrs. Cheveley.
(d) The Hartlocks.

8. How does Mrs. Cheveley reply to Sir Robert when he asks, "What brought you into my life?"
(a) Circumstances.
(b) Her good luck.
(c) His wife.
(d) Careful planning.

9. In Act 2, Part 1, what event does Goring tell Sir Robert he'll be attending that evening?
(a) A poker game.
(b) A political rally.
(c) The Bachelor's Ball.
(d) The Queen's Ball.

10. What does Lady Chiltern demand that Sir Robert do immediately, in Act 1, Part 3?
(a) Write a letter to Mrs. Cheveley saying he will not support the Argentine Canal scheme.
(b) Retire from public life.
(c) Throw Mrs. Cheveley out of their house.
(d) Tell Goring to leave the party.

11. What does Sir Robert say are the only two fashionable religions?
(a) Catholic and Lutheran.
(b) Optimism and Pessimism.
(c) Money and Power.
(d) Politics and Society.

12. When does Act 2 take place?
(a) Three months after the Chiltern's party
(b) The evening after the Chiltern's party.
(c) At Christmas time.
(d) Mid morning on the day after the Chiltern's party.

13. According to Goring, what can't women discover?
(a) The truth about men.
(b) The obvious.
(c) What men do when women aren't present.
(d) The truth about marriage.

14. In Act 1, Part 1, what is needed at the embassy to prevent the ambassador from being recalled?
(a) A proper invitation.
(b) Good security.
(c) Proper manners.
(d) A good chef.

15. What reason does Sir Robert give Goring for being unable to tell his wife about being blackmailed?
(a) She won't believe him.
(b) She'll die of heartbreak.
(c) He would have lost her love.
(d) She'll tell the police.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Act 1, Part 3, what does Mabel say about Mrs. Cheveley after she leaves?

2. Who puts the lights out at the end of Act 1?

3. To what flower does the author compare Mrs. Cheveley?

4. Why does Lady Chiltern say she'll always love Sir Robert in Act 1, Part 3?

5. Why does Goring say he loves to talk about nothing?

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